Tour de France: Fundamentals of French Wine | Boston Wine School @ Roslindale
May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$69.00
France is home to some of the planet’s most famous wines, and we could easily do a 52-week class and barely scratch the surface. This 2-hour overview class will take you on a tour of the most famous French grapes and regions.
You’ll finally understand what people mean when they talk about Burgundy and Bordeaux and receive a good grounding in wine grapes that are important all over the world. We always have bread, olives, and antipasto with class, and naturally we’ll explore some French cheeses too.
This class is a great confidence builder for people who want to understand France specifically and “old world” wines in general.
Jonathon Alsop is founder and executive director of the Boston Wine School and author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice & Lore for the Ardent Aficionado published by Quarry Books. Jonathon started life as a wine writer covering wine, food and travel in 1988. He is author of the long-running wine column In Vino Veritas by Jonathon Alsop as well as many articles for the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others. He founded the Boston Wine School in 2000 where he teaches wine and food classes.
YOUR HOST VENUE
Solera – A Shrine to Wine is a neighborhood specialty wine store nestled in the heart of Roslindale Square (Boston). The store, now in its 18th year is warmly decorated in green and deep purple resembling the colors of the grapes and filled with rack after rack of “offbeat wines”, pretty much everything a modern wine geek seeks out and loves, at more than reasonable prices. Indeed, with nearly 500 bottle selections from across the globe, unlike the monster chain stores and supermarkets, Solera takes a back seat to none and offers a stellar sampling of the world’s best and some unusual vineyards with average prices from 10 to 20 dollars or more, if your budget allows. Since wine education, and customer service are vital to our business, individual attention to the customer is the reason why the press has designated the Solera staff as “well versed grape-talkers”. When you want to smarten up on your wine there is no better place to do just that than in this little gem of a store, where wine is constantly being discussed with purpose and a smile!